2019 Convergence Conference
Another successful Convergence Conference was held this year hosted by ATLE. A number of presentations were offered exploring all aspects of the convergence of learning, leadership and technology. Lori Gracey, keynote speaker, challenged and inspired her audience, "The Future is Coming Faster Than You Think!" Keynote and Research presentation
Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Education stopped by to say hello. The Board was pleased to show the Minister what the Convergence Conference had to offer the attendees in the field of education & technology!
Mrs. Deborah Joseph, our guest from Dominica Community High School in the Dominica spoke to the group telling how ATLE members have helped technology come to the island and into their schools.
Attendees had an opportunity for hands on workshops, sessions focusing on a variety of topics, and networking. Students showcased their projects. Learning was everywhere.
Vendors brought the future to the Exhibition Hall displaying what is available in the classroom and more. Conversations discussing approaches, techniques and strategies to obtain the best value from a vendor relationship were heard through the hallways.
ATLE is looking forward to next year's conference! We hope to see you there.
2017 Convergence Conference
Tinkering, Coding, and Creating in the Classroom
"Makers dream big, take risks, explore options, imagine new possibilities, show courage, express creativity, and embrace challenge", "I think parent's and teachers should try to maximize creative time. The focus shouldn't be which tech kids are using, but rather what kids are doing with them" These are just a few of the topics shared at the ATLE Convergence where ATLE ProLearn members Shelley Friesen and Nicole Lakusta hosted two hands-on learning sessions. For more information on this session click the following link - Tinkering, Coding and Creating in the Classroom with Coding and then in Creating and Circuitry.
ATLE purchased a number of maker space materials. If you are interested in checking out maker space activities before purchasing the kits, arranged to loan the materials through the ATA Library.